Party Foul: The Cubs' World Series Trophy Was Busted In Boston
By Stephen Gossett in News on May 3, 2017 5:00PM
Careful with that, buddy / After World Series Game Seven on November 2, 2016 / Getty Images (Photo: David J. Phillip)
Breaking curses isn't easy. But apparently breaking the trophy you get for breaking curses is.
This weekend, Cubs GM and potential Democratic party savior Theo Epstein was back in Boston, where he first got into the curse-slaying business, with the Red Sox. He was in town as the Cubs visited Fenway Park for a three-game series, but Theo being Theo, he also fit in some fun.
At a benefit concert for the GM's foundation at Paradise Rock Club, fans passed around two commissioner's trophies—one from the Boston win; one from the Cubs'—while Theo joined noted Cubs booster Eddie Vedder onstage for a somewhat drunken-sounding version of Neil Young's "Rockin in the Free World."
But at some point during the night's pass-around, things got a little too rowdy—and some of those cute little flags on the Cubs' hardware broke right off.
"Problem is, the Commissioner’s Trophy, as MLB’s ultimate prize is called, is fragile. It weighs 30 pounds, but it features 30 little gold-plated flags — one for each MLB team — that apparently can break very easily. We’re told that at least a few of the flags on the Cubs trophy snapped off while it was making its way through the crowd."
But this is the new, modern Cubs, of course—the Cubs where things bizarrely actually work out: the trophy has since been repaired and made its way to display on Sunday at the Boston park.